Recent Press Releases
May 23, 2016
MONTREAL, May 23, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be at Broadcast Asia 2016 to demonstrate its advanced products and solutions for the professional broadcast and production markets. The event takes place May 31—June 3 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where attendees will gather to network, exchange business ideas, gather market information and see the latest broadcast products and solutions. Grass Valley is located in stand 5B3-01.
May 19, 2016
MONTREAL, May 19, 2016 — Nearly 7,000 people attend the morning worship services each Sunday at Bellevue Baptist Church, situated on just under 500 acres in the Memphis area. The church provides a weekly broadcast feed for a local TV station, simulcasts Sunday services to two satellite locations, produces a selection of live streaming and on-demand content for its own website and hosts a variety of community events at its facility throughout the year. Church leaders had been using an aging SD system and knew it was time to make the move to HD. With an eye on ease-of-use and a simple path for upgradability, Bellevue Baptist chose solutions exclusively from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
May 2, 2016
MONTREAL, May 2, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announces the appointment of Neerav D. Shah as the company's new senior vice president, strategic marketing. Shah has more than 25 years of experience in product development, marketing, operations and business development. A creative strategist, Shah most recently held executive and senior leadership positions at ARRIS and Verimatrix, two companies with expertise in developing solutions to deliver and monetize multiplatform content—a growing priority for Grass Valley customers.
April 20, 2016
MONTREAL, April 20, 2016 — Arena Television is one of the UK's leading outside broadcast service providers, supporting a prestigious range of sports and events clients with a fleet of more than 20 fully equipped OB trucks plus the associated services of Arena Aviation. The family-owned company, in business since 1989, is making the move to 4K UHD and embracing developments in IP-based video production with its three new trucks that will be rolling out over the next year. To realize this vision, Arena turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
April 19, 2016
MONTREAL, April 19, 2016
— More broadcasters have IP networks with large bandwidth in use, and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is making it easier to produce live programming efficiently with Grass Valley cameras across those networks. The LDX Series is the only family of cameras with a direct IP interface on the camera itself, enabling live IP productions for the first time. The direct IP interface is available for the XF-Transmission on the LDX Series
and LDX 86 Series
cameras through an eLicense software upgrade.
April 18, 2016
MONTREAL, April 18, 2016 — As baseball season opens in the U.S., St. Louis Cardinals fans have an extra reason to be excited. The team has unveiled 11 new stadium-facing state-of-the-art high-definition (HD) LED video boards at Busch Stadium. To support the operation and content delivered by the boards, the team selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to equip the stadium with a more robust switcher, routers and HD cameras. The move comes as the team marks the 10th anniversary of Busch Stadium.
April 18, 2016
MONTREAL, April 18, 2016
— Widely regarded as the fastest, most versatile software for SD, HD and 4K editing, EDIUS
from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is offering a number of new creative features in version 8.2. This is the second feature release of the 8.x editing platform, which gives broadcast news and professional editors more creative options, at no extra cost to existing EDIUS 8 users.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand announces a major collaboration with Sony to develop industry-wide IP interoperability based on the two companies' IP-based solutions and devices. As a result of the agreement, Sony will become a full member of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS).
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — Demand for visually rich 4K UHD content is increasing and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is meeting that need with the newest range of its highly successful LDX 86 Series of cameras that enables users to capture content in native 4K—the LDX 86N Series. In fact, the LDX 86N Series complements the LDX 86 Series, providing the industry’s most versatile approach to satisfying 4K demand without compromising its performance in 3G/HD applications.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cisco to develop IP workflow solutions for broadcast that will improve customers' business agility. The MOU creates an environment for widespread collaboration between the two companies, covering IP networking, virtualized computation and security solutions. Of particular note is the more immediate plan to develop a solution that combines the strengths of Grass Valley's Broadcast Data Center architecture with Cisco Media Blueprint solutions comprising IP-based, virtualized, and media-aware network infrastructure and applications based on open IP standards.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — For more than 50 years, customers have trusted Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, as a leading source of innovative, scalable, dependable solutions for their broadcast businesses. At NAB 2016, the company is continuing this tradition with a host of new and enhanced products that will help customers manage change and stay Future-Ready.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — While broadcasters today enjoy the many benefits of increased connectivity through open technologies such as IP, they also find a growing need for integrated security. Digital assets that include video files, graphics, data and more are moving freely across IP networks, making them more vulnerable to individuals outside the previously closed, proprietary broadcast workflow chain. To address this need, Grass Valley and Tripwire, both Belden Brands, are unveiling a new blueprint for secure playout.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — Building upon the industry-leading production switcher quality and performance for which Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is known, the all-new GV Korona offers the same robust feature set as the Kayenne and Karrera Video Production Center switchers, but does so with a smaller, space-efficient control surface. Available in 1 and 2 M/E (stripe) panels, GV Korona is packaged with the compact K-Frame S-series video processing engine, though it is compatible with all Grass Valley K-Frames for unlimited flexibility in video production. Additionally, the K-Frame S-series frame is compatible with all larger Kayenne and Karrera panels should the need arise.
April 16, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has selected open-standards Glass-to-Glass IP and SDI solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to equip its two new IP/SDI hybrid production studios in northern California. The studios will be used to telecast a variety of internal and external meetings and events, and are expected to be online in late spring 2016.
April 16, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide extensive infrastructure solutions for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5-August 21. The announcement was made today by Terry Adams, vice president, IBC Engineering, NBC Olympics.
April 13, 2016
MONTREAL, April 13, 2016
— San Diego-based KFMB TV, a CBS affiliate, selected the iTX Integrated Playout Platform
from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to serve as the master control system for ingest, live and file-based content for its two-channel operation.
April 12, 2016
MONTREAL, April 12, 2016
— The way viewers consume content is undergoing a dramatic shift, with more of them choosing to watch shows on-demand, when they have the time. To address this trend, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is introducing iTX On-Demand
, a new and innovative video-on-demand (VOD)/over-the-top (OTT) solution that automates the VOD process and dramatically reduces prep time for both pre-recorded and live productions—available as an option with Grass Valley's iTX Integrated Playout Platform
or alongside third-party playout solutions.
April 6, 2016
MONTREAL, April 6, 2016 — Sneaky Big Studios, opening in July 2016, will be one of Arizona's largest and most technologically advanced production facilities. The state-of-the-art facility in Scottsdale will cover more than 15,000 square feet and will be equipped with switchers, routers and multiviewers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
March 29, 2016
MONTREAL, March 29, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Dejero will demonstrate at NAB 2016 the integration of Dejero's LIVE+ Control monitoring and management tool with Grass Valley's GV STRATUS video production and content management system. This integration creates a seamless path from Dejero field transmitters to the newsroom for broadcast-quality video transported across IP networks, all within a single window of GV STRATUS.
March 25, 2016
MONTREAL, March 25, 2016 — To upgrade an award-winning production facility that major networks use for live coverage, Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky has purchased routing and other equipment from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The track –a longtime Grass Valley customer – is now installing new equipment that will improve replay capabilities and enable future growth for both day-to-day operations and major events where networks broadcast live on-site.
March 24, 2016
MONTREAL, March 24, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is introducing the new Focus 75 Live, a highly affordable 720p/1080i switchable HD system camera. This camera represents a new entry level into Grass Valley's legendary imaging quality—widening the range of potential applications for customers with more options in format support.
March 14, 2016
MONTREAL, March 14, 2016 — To help with live production and 4K acquisition, global rental house VER added a number of new switchers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand to its product portfolio. VER selected one Kayenne K-Frame and seven Karrera K-Frame S-series video production center switchers to expand its HD and 4K offerings.
March 8, 2016
MONTREAL, March 8, 2016 — Bel TV, the national TV and radio broadcasting company of the Republic of Belarus, has chosen solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to take its live news and video production capabilities to the next level. The company purchased GV STRATUS for video production and content management, EDIUS for editing, K2 servers for storage, and Densité infrastructure components for signal processing. The equipment was supplied, installed and commissioned by Offtech, a local systems integrator.
March 4, 2016
MONTREAL, March 4, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand will be in stand ZA2-30 at CABSAT showing its full range of cameras, switchers, replay, playout, multiviewers and more for live production and news studios. Visitors to the show, March 8-10 at the Dubai World Trade Center, will learn more about the trends that are shaping broadcast today, such as 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) content capture, the transition to IP-based networking and automated workflows.
March 3, 2016
MONTREAL, March 3, 2016 — As attendees descend on the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 16-21, much of the attention will be focused on IP technology and its anticipated impact on the broadcast industry. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been developing advanced IP connectivity and solutions across its entire product line, which it will be showcasing along with a full range of other broadcast products in booth SL106 at NAB.
February 29, 2016
MONTREAL, February 29, 2016 — In a recent renovation of its news studio, Canal Once, the first public service television station in Latin America, installed a number of advanced solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to streamline its news production workflow and prepare for 4K/IP production. The modernized studio is now the first of its kind in Latin America for a government-owned public channel.
February 22, 2016
MONTREAL, February 23, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will demonstrate its EDIUS Pro 8 multiformat nonlinear editing software at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2016 to be held February 25—28 at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center in Yokohama, Japan. Attendees come to CP+ to see the latest in cameras and imaging solutions. The company will be showing EDIUS Pro 8 on a pod in the Professional Video Area.
February 15, 2016
MONTREAL, February 15, 2016 — With all the opportunities available to broadcasters today in areas such as IP networking, 4K/UHD capture, and automated workflows, events and tradeshows provide the perfect chance to see technology in action and talk to the experts who understand industry trends and emerging technologies. The Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) in London, February 23-25, is just the place to see the latest broadcast solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, in Stand D14.
February 11, 2016
MONTREAL, February 11, 2016 — Mobilimage, a leading provider of on-location services for telecasting and recording entertainment, sporting and cultural events in North America, has made a significant investment in IP capability with its new GV Node and GV Convergent solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The company will use the IP networking solution for its Mi3 HD OB van.
February 4, 2016
MONTREAL, February 4, 2016 — Since 2011, GV STRATUS from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been helping broadcasters simplify and automate production workflows to produce highly creative content for a more rewarding viewing experience. Now, five years later, 200 systems have been installed—almost one per week since the launch. Customers have relied on GV STRATUS to provide complete and adaptable production workflows, with media production tools to assist ingest, editing, content aggregation, logging, transfer and playout.
February 1, 2016
MONTREAL, February 1, 2016 — From February 1 through April 30, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand is offering a special upgrade promotion that enables users of EDIUS Neo (versions 1 to 3.5) or EDIUS Pro (versions 2 to 6.5) to upgrade to EDIUS Pro 8 for just $349/€349, excluding local sales taxes. This program is available in all regions except Japan, where a separate upgrade program is available.
December 21, 2015
MONTREAL, December 21, 2015 — Two products from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, have been selected to receive the prestigious 2015 NewBay Media Product Innovation Award. Both GV Node, a new IP aggregation, processing and routing solution, and the LDX 86 Series with Extended Dynamic Range (XDR), one of the industry's leading broadcast cameras, have been chosen as winners. The award recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products to serve the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries, with winners selected by a panel of professional users. This is the second year in a row that Grass Valley has won an award.
December 14, 2015
BOTHELL, WA, December 14, 2015 — A group of broadcast and media industry suppliers including Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Snell Advanced Media and Nevion have collaborated to form the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). This new, independent trade association's mandate is to bring IP solutions to market that offer complete interoperability, are based on open standards, and integrate seamlessly into media workflow environments to foster industry innovation and efficiency. The group's efforts will be focused on promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP, with an initial emphasis on VSF TR-03 and TR-04, SMPTE 2022-6 and AES67.
December 14, 2015
MONTREAL, December 14, 2015
— A commitment to open standards and interoperability has always driven product development for Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. To further strengthen that commitment, Grass Valley has become a founding member of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS)
, an independent trade association founded to ensure that all IP solutions brought to market offer complete interoperability, are based on open standards and will integrate seamlessly into current workflow environments. The association's initial focus is on promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP.
December 10, 2015
MONTREAL, December 10, 2015 — Recognizing the increasing demand for timely on-site reporting and the shift in the way news is gathered today, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Dejero are collaborating to integrate Dejero's LIVE+ Control monitoring and management tool with the GV STRATUS video production and content management system. With the embedded Dejero tool, users will be able to access, manage and assign content from Dejero's video-over-IP transmitters within a single window of the GV STRATUS system.
December 7, 2015
MONTREAL, December 7, 2015 — Rec4Box OB Factory is pleased to announce a collaboration with Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, which will define an exciting new range of production trailers for the U.S. market. The "Corsair," Rec4Box's updated 26' vehicle, as well as the newly announced 37' 5th-wheel trailer "Galleon" series, will both sport a Grass Valley Karrera K-Frame Video Production Center switcher.
December 2, 2015
MONTREAL, December 2, 2015 — DutchView Infostrada, part of the NEP worldwide network, recently launched Cloud Production, its revolutionary comprehensive IP-based video production platform. On Sunday, November 22nd, the TV show "Carlo's TV Café" was broadcast on RTL4, the leading Dutch commercial TV channel, using remote-controlled Cloud Production. This was the first live broadcast to be televised using the technology. On November 23rd, "Voetbal Inside" was broadcast on RTL7, becoming the second live broadcast to air using cloud-based technology. DutchView Infostrada built its directing, audio and shading suites at the Media Park in Hilversum, the Netherlands for this purpose.
December 1, 2015
MONTREAL, December 1, 2015 — YES Productions, a complete television production facility that's part of the New Orleans PBS affiliate, has installed the Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center switcher from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.